2 Comments Published by Ronaldo Evangelista on sexta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2010 at 3:40 PM.
01) You got to pay when the deal goes down (Tom McIntosh)
02) The morning after (Bernard Ebbinghouse)
03) For all we know (J. Fred Lewis / Sam M. Coots)
04) A walkin' thing (Benny Carter)
05) In walked Bud (Thelonious Monk)
06) A little too much (Don Henry / Mike Appel)
07) Bags and strings (Milt Jackson)
08) New rhumba (Ahmad Jamal)
Arranged and conducted by Tom McIntosh
Vibes - Milt Jackson
Piano - Cedar Walton
Bass - Ron Carter or Bob Cranshaw
Drums - Mickey Roker or Grady Tate
Flute - Hubert Laws or James Moody
Tenor saxophone - James Moody
Violin - Sanford Allen
Viola - Alfred Brown
Cellos - Ronald Lipscomb
Kermit Moore or Sidney Edwards
"It's always bothered me," says McIntosh, "that people say strings can't swing. Why is it a bass player can swing? It's just a matter of knowing the language. And I wanted to extend the jazz language to non-conventional jazz instruments."
Even the set-up of the quartet varies slightly from the usual string quartet of two violins, viola and cello. Here, McIntosh employed one violin, viola and two cellos. "I've always felt there was a gap between viola and cello," he says. "What we did was to tune one cello one octave below the violin to close that gap. Many composers have had the idea; it's one of the things that makes the string quartet Hip. And the flute is there to add another color."